Just wanted to drop a few words about @ocdb payouts, some of you may have noticed and quickly dm'd me asking what is up so I figured I'll let everyone know in a post and just link to it to save everyone some time.
As you know @ocdb is fully non-profit, meaning that both the bids and curation get returned to anyone delegating to it. The only profit it creates goes to the authors in the whitelist who will be growing with the restart of OCD and some other nice things we have lined up that have taken a lot of time to create. We will be announcing them very soon!
Returning the curation rewards means that one has to feed the account Steem as they get automatically powered up. @anomadsoul stepped up and was going to cover it with his stake which means he had to power down on his account to feed it liquids, what we didn't expect though were the huge delegations we received in a short time period. Basically us becoming popular quickly and gathering a lot of delegations made it a lot harder to keep the account fed to be able to pay out curation rewards.
I want everyone to know that they don't need to worry though, @ocdb pays out everyone a certain percentage less if there is not enough liquids on the account which means that next time you will receive a bigger payout instead with the missing liquids from last time.
As you can see here in this screenshot, now that @ocdb is currently empty it has still saved the remaining rewards to each user:
So rest assured you'll get your rewards the next day!
I also wanted to remind everyone who's on the whitelist to use the bot if you like, we expect this "early adoption phase" of it to end soon when more and more users start using it daily on quality and original content. Even though we've had to increase the max bid to 50 SBD right now that's mainly due to the Steem price having gone up, when more and more users start bidding in the future we will have to decrease it depending on the delegation it has at the time.
Here is a link to the whitelist if you want to check if you are listed (warning, may lag a bit).
Thanks for reading and delegating to @ocdb, you're helping stake be distributed to worthy authors and increasing the strength of our DPOS blockchain!